Cornish Copper Company

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The Cornish Copper Company (CCCo) was originally a copper smelting business founded in Cambourne, Cornwall in 1756.[1] However it soon moved to Hayle and by 1758 had constructed its copper smelting works there. By 1769 the company had built the Copperhouse Dock.[2]


The CCCo also engaged in shipbuilding and was responsible for the following ships;

  • The Riviere, an iron schooner
  • The Penair, an iron schooner launched in 1861
  • The Margaret, an iron schooner launched in 1866


  1. ^ AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited (2016). Hayle Heritage and Character Assessment (PDF). Hayle: Hayle Town Council.
  2. ^ "Copperhouse Dock, Hayle - 1327613 | Historic England". Historic England.